San Francisco-based New Relic employs about 70 in Portland, and expects that number to grow to 200 in the next couple years.
By virtue of Oregon's miserable hangover from the dot-com bust, the state hasn't grown a really big tech company in decades. That's left a dearth of seasoned engineers and executives.
New Relic, though, is led by people who have worked at big tech companies and grown their own. Though its headquarters are in San Francisco, the company made the unusual decision to put its engineering and product development personnel in Portland, which had trailed its West Coast neighbors in software expertise.
Read more at OregonLive.com.